How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide on my skin?

Benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide can cause irritation if you are allergic to it or if the concentration is too strong. You can try a lower concentration (2.5-3%) on a small area first but if that still causes a reaction you shouldn't use it at all.

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What is Brevoxyl creamy wash benzoyl peroxide 4%??? Is it effective??? Does it make skin dark?? Does it have any kind of side effects??

Acne skin cleanser. Benzoyl peroxide is a very good acne product that is primarily antibacterial and alone works well for mild acne or in conjunction with other topical creams or oral meds for more severe acne. Side effects are low, but some people are sensitive and skin gets red and dry. Skin staining is rare, unless skin gets inflamed. It can bleach wash cloths and clothing. Read more...
Used for acne. Should not darken skin. Side effect is usually dry skin so use a non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) moisturizer to keep skin moist and not too dry. Read more...

How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide?

Moistrizer. Apply moisturizer first and if necessary decrease frequency of application to every other day. Short contact time with wash rather than cream will still work and be less irritating. Read more...